vicereine

[ vahys-reyn ]
/ ˈvaɪs reɪn /
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noun

the wife of a viceroy.

Nearby words

  1. vicente lópez,
  2. vicenza,
  3. viceregal,
  4. viceregal assent,
  5. viceregally,
  6. viceroy,
  7. viceroyalty,
  8. vichy,
  9. vichy government,
  10. vichy water

Origin of vicereine

1815–25; < French, equivalent to vice- vice- + reine queen < Latin rēgīna (rēg-, stem of rēx king + -īna feminine noun suffix)

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Examples from the Web for vicereine

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British Dictionary definitions for vicereine

vicereine

/ (ˌvaɪsˈreɪn) /

noun

the wife of a viceroy
a female viceroy

Word Origin for vicereine

C19: from French, from vice ³ + reine queen, from Latin rēgīna

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